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CA Court Rejects Nurse Anesthetists Supervision Petition
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In a victory for nurse anesthetists, a California Superior Court judge has rejected a petition filed by two medical groups who say that allowing unsupervised advanced practice nurses to administer anesthesia puts patients at risk. The California Medical Association and the California Society of Anesthesiologists in February sued California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for opting out of the Medicare requirement that physicians supervise nurse anesthetists when Medicare patients are involved.